The Instigator
SweetCrackerJack
Pro (for)
Tied
6 Points
The Contender
PhilosophicalMan
Con (against)
Tied
6 Points

.99 is equal to one.

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Started: 12/24/2013 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Debate Rounds (3)
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SweetCrackerJack

Pro

.99 equals one because since 3/3 equals one and 1/3 equals .333... 1/3 times 3 equals .99, 3/3, or one whole.
PhilosophicalMan

Con

It does not matter how the pattern goes. You have to divide regardless.
Debate Round No. 1
SweetCrackerJack

Pro

well three divided by three equals one. duh. some people are just dumb. NOt you of course hehe.
PhilosophicalMan

Con

EXACTLY! 3/3 equals 1, not .99, thus proving my point. Therefore, I am correct. Therefore, I win.

Keep in mind that one division problem can not have 2 answers.
Debate Round No. 2
SweetCrackerJack

Pro

yeah but 3/3 equals .999999 forever which concludes that i am correct or we are both correct and they should change 1/3 into a different number so to conclude we are both technically correct
PhilosophicalMan

Con

PhilosophicalMan forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by FreedomBeforeEquality 2 years ago
FreedomBeforeEquality
@Justanotherguy

you messed up on line 3 where you put two unlike terms on each side. Thats why your answer comes up with an error.

You cant accurately show what .99 repeating is in decimal form. Youre associating it only as the numbers past the right side of the decimal when it is in fact much more than that. Apply any other number in the same manner and it will work. The flaw is that "repeating" isn't fully grasped when you have to truncate your number like that.

Try it with .55 repeating. your same process would show it to equal 1.8 which is totally false.
Posted by abelsmack 3 years ago
abelsmack
.99 does not equal 1. Is 1.99 2 then? in most case this is trivial but there is a difference in 1/3 and .33. Currently gold is valued at 1205.3 per oz, if you me and a third guy work to get a 100 (6lb 4oz) oz bar how should we divide it up? $1205.30X100oz= $120,530.00 divided by 1/3 is $40,176.667 or I could just give you .33 of the total. That would give you $39,774.90 or a $400+ difference. This an extreme and unlikely case but imagine if you split a jackpot lottery winnings? I'm sure you will prefer 1/3 over .33 aj 3 way split of $100M is a diff of $333,333.333!
Posted by Skepticalone 3 years ago
Skepticalone
If .99 = 1 then $99=$100. I got $99 want to trade for $100? ..we could do that a few hundred times and you can call it even if you like! :)
Posted by ndedo 3 years ago
ndedo
Pro would be right if he stated it as 0.99 repeating, but he just said 0.99, which is equal to 0.990 and not equal to one.
Posted by thisisbob 3 years ago
thisisbob
WHAT? 0.9999Repitan is still not equal to 1, it is equal to 0.999repitan +0.0repitan1.
Posted by JustAnotherGuy 3 years ago
JustAnotherGuy
There is algebraic proof showing that Pro is right.
Let x=.99999.....
10x=9.9999.....
10x-x=9.99999......-.9999.....
9x=9
x=1 and x=.99999.... therefore 1=.99999.....
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Vote Placed by abelsmack 3 years ago
abelsmack
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Reasons for voting decision: Con shouldn't win because he didn't finish the debate but Pro hasn't convinced me at all.
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro countered his own case, and by doing so harmed his very weak argument... However conduct remains in pro's hands, as he did not forfeit rounds as con did (his conduct was harmed with the insult during R2, but not as badly as a forfeit).
Vote Placed by KingDebater 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro had better arguments and didn't forfeit.